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Empirical identification of currency crises: differences and similarities between indicators

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  • J. Pérez
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    Empirical studies about currency crises use very different methods to identify in which moment these actually take place. This study carries out a broad review of these indicators; they are reproduced for a period of time and are sampled in several common countries. After that they are compared to each other through a cluster analysis. The results indicate that there are considerable differences between how each one signals the crises.

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    Article provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 41-46

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apfelt:v:1:y:2005:i:1:p:41-46

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    1. Reinhart, Carmen & Kaminsky, Graciela & Lizondo, Saul, 1998. "Leading Indicators of Currency Crises," MPRA Paper 6981, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Matesanz, David & Ortega, Guillermo J., 2008. "Network analysis of exchange data: Interdependence drives crisis contagion," MPRA Paper 7720, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. S. DeVicerte & P. Alvarez & J. Perez & C. Caso, 2008. "Does currency crisis identification matter?," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(5), pages 387-395.
    3. Matesanz Gómez, David & Ortega, Guillermo J., 2005. "Economic growth and currency crisis: A real exchange rate entropic approach," MPRA Paper 211, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2006.
    4. Juan Gabriel Brida & W. Adrian Risso, 2009. "Dynamic and Structure of the Italian stock market based on returns and volume trading," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(3), pages 2417-2423.

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